Some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of polluting, open fires or inefficient fuels for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide country-level snapshots of a range of factors related to access to clean cookstoves and fuels.

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By the Numbers

RegionSub-Saharan Africa
Population 14,075,099
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking83%
Number of people who primarily use fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, and kerosene for cookingno data
Percentage of woodfuel harvest that is unsustainableno data
Number of people affected by HAP11,682,332
Number of households affected by HAP2,376,699
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 8,629
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 4,190
Urban population using solid fuels62.4%
Rural population using solid fuels95%>no data
Population using wood for cooking59.4%
Population using dung for cooking0.1%
Population using charcoal for cooking24.5%
Population using coal for cooking0.2%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking0.0%
Population using electricity for cooking15.8%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.0%